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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows
忍者龟:破影而出

Opening Date
02 Jun 2016
Rating
PG Some Violence
些许暴力画面
Runtime
112 mins
Language
English with Chinese subtitles
Genre
Action, Adventure
Director
Dave Green
Cast
Alan Ritchson, Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher, Johnny Knoxville
Synopsis
Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang
Reviews
By Mark  02 Jun 2016
Whether it’s teary-eyed Michael Angelo, apprehensive Leonardo (Johnny Knoxville), rebellious Raphael (Alan Ritchson) or obedient Donatello (Jeremy Howard), this is one 3-star turtle powered adventure for the family. It’s after all, a light-hearted mega loaded with classic cartoon-like adventures.
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Directing the new and improved sequel to its 2014 debut, Earth to Echo’s director David Green picks up the challenge with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, with Michael Bay remaining as the executive producer.
 
The film begins with April O’Neil (Megan Fox), hot on the trail of Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) who is secretly working for the evil ninja master Shredder (Brian Tee). With the camera panning slowly from Fox’s body to her face, it sprinkles Michael Bay’s pixie dust all over, trying so hard to propel the film’s appeal to the male market.
 
Another addition to team hotshell is Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). Without a doubt, a great choice in the cast as fan favorite Arrow actor sends hockey pucks flying at eagle-eye accuracy, knocking out deadly ninjas.
 
Leave your brains at home or at work, unlike Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War or Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, characters like Casey Jones are simple to understand and straight-forward - think grown-up Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), a stern cop-like instinct on the inside, but a skilled vigilante looking for revenge on the outside.
 
Much of the story feels very much alike, and as scenes go by, the repetitiveness continues. The film has many elements taken from prior blockbusters, most notably Transformers (duh) and Marvel’s Avengers (with alien-like objects flying into the Earth’s atmosphere from an unknown portal in the sky).
 
Casey starts off as a cop tasked to escort prisoners Shredder, Bepop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Shamus). Costume designer Sarah Edwards makes no apologies in bringing out the nostalgic aura of the classic villain Bepop, giving him the memorable 80s pop eyewear for street gangs.
 
Admittedly the more entertaining segments of the film involve the flamboyant and loud-mouthed slapstick pair, Bepop and Rocksteady in their animal forms. If you loved the cartoon series, you will enjoy the cinematic, life-like CGI of your favorite henchmen.
 
The McGuffins of the film are the 2 of 3 alien relics and purple liquid goo responsible for the animal henchmen, binds the character journeys together. Although the plot is no thicker than water, character conflicts are vividly displayed within both the hero and villain ranks. Krang (Brad Garett) who only appears twice, once to coax Brian Tee into an agreement to dominate earth followed by at the last few moments, betraying the deal and ensuing the final battle with the turtles make final boss battles look idiotic.
 
The imaginative battle was awesome, make no mistake, as a blockbuster should be, but Krang proves only to be but a pushy alien who looks like (in Noel Fisher’s AKA Mikey’s words) a chewing gum with eyes.
 
Other characters added into the mix are Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett), picking up where he left off from the 2014 film and Rebecca Vincent (Laura Linney), the federal agent who picks on Casey Jones, later only to give in to the help of the turtles because of the lack of aid against worldwide cataclysmic events caused by Krang.
 
Fans will wet their pants over the ancient tank seen in the 80s to 90s classic aka the Technodrome assembling (Avenger’s alien style) from a portal in the sky.
 
Kudos to scriptwriters Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum for the improvement in its narrative, compared to the not-so-successful predecessor in 2014. Whether it’s teary-eyed Michael Angelo, apprehensive Leonardo (Johnny Knoxville), rebellious Raphael (Alan Ritchson) or obedient Donatello (Jeremy Howard), this is one 3-star turtle powered adventure for the family. It’s after all, a light-hearted mega loaded with classic cartoon-like adventures.
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